24REVRedbridge B & FC Team B were confirmed as Division One & two champions without kicking a ball, while Division Three champions London Rovers got their Barry Goldstein Trophy campaign off to a losing start…

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CUP DRAWS:

PETER MORRISON TROPHY QUARTER-FINAL:

North West Neasden A VS Harmen
AFC Flixton or Manchester Macc 1sts VS FC Team B
Leeds Maccabi VS MLL Spartans
Norstar London Raiders A VS Hendon A

CYRIL ANEKSTEIN CUP SEMI-FINAL:

North West Neasden VS Hendon United Sports A – WINNER TO FACE NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS A

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RESULTS AT A GLANCE (SCROLL DOWN FOR FULL REVIEW):
CYRIL ANEKSTEIN CUP SEMI-FINAL:
North West Neasden P Norstar London Raiders A P

BARRY GOLDSTEIN TROPHY – GROUP A
Camden Park 4 London Rovers 2

BARRY GOLDSTEIN TROPHY – GROUP B
FC Team B 4 Maccabi London Lions Green 2

BARRY GOLDSTEIN TROPHY – GROUP C
SPEC 1 Los Blancos 1

BARRY GOLDSTEIN TROPHY – GROUP D
Temple Fortune P Hendon United B P

PREMIER DIVISION:
Faithfold A 1 Harmen 6
Oakwood A 2 FC Team A 3
Woodford Wanderers Maccabi London Lions Blue P

DIVISION ONE:
Blizzard Storm 3 Norstar London Raiders B 2

DIVISION TWO:
AC Mill Hill P Oakwood B P
L’Equipe 1 Jewdinese 0
Norstar London Raiders C 4 FC Team C 3

DIVISION THREE:
Boca Jewniors 2 Faithfold B 1
Shacharit Donetsk P Real Sosobad P

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WEEK 24 MATCH REPORTS:

L’EQUIPE 1 JEWDINESE 2

NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS C 4 FC TEAM C 3

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GOALSCORERS CHART WEEK 24

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TEAM OF THE WEEK NOMINATIONS:

GOALKEEPERS:

JAMES BELL (L’EQUIPE)
MARC WOOLFE (NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS C)

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DEFENCE:

JOSH MARLOW (BOCA JEWNIORS)
ADAM SPECK (BLIZZARD STORM)
DAVID KHALASTCHI (CAMDEN PARK)
ED WEISZ (FC TEAM A)
SAM CASTLE (HARMEN)
IAN BARON (L’EQUIPE)
GIDEON CHAIN (L’EQUIPE)
JOSH LEWIS (L’EQUIPE)
DAVE PRAGER (L’EQUIPE)
JAMES LESNER (LOS BLANCOS)
ALEX SHERR (NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS C)

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MIDFIELD:

DALE BRADMAN (BOCA JEWNIORS)
SEFTON MONK (BOCA JEWNIORS)
RAFI MAROM (BLIZZARD STORM)
LUKE BROOKNER (CAMDEN PARK)
YOAV LEBENS (FC TEAM A)
DAVID JAMES COHEN (FC TEAM A)
LORIAN MADANES (FC TEAM B)
JOEL ALTERMAN (HARMEN)
OLI NATHAN (NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS C)

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STRIKERS:

SHIM BENSOOR (FC TEAM A)
ADAM STOLERMAN (FC TEAM C)
JAMES GERSHFIELD (HARMEN)
JOEY LAZARE (HARMEN)

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WEEK 24 TEAM OF THE WEEK

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GOAL OF THE WEEK NOMINATIONS:

1) ANDY SMITH (L’EQUIPE) – Took on – and beat – three men, before finishing neatly into the bottom right hand corner

2) JAMIE WEINRICH (BOCA JEWNIORS) – Gabriel John and Dale Bradman combined to find Weinrich, who in between two centre-backs, waited for the ball to drop to volley home a first time strike

3) ADAM SPECK (BLIZZARD STORM) – Timed his run perfectly to meet Oli Henry’s inch-perfect 25-yard pass with a great diving header into the top corner

4) OLI NATHAN (NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS C) -Bearing down on goal on the right hand side of the box, produced expert lob over the onrushing goalkeeper

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SAVE OF THE WEEK NOMINATIONS:

1) MIKE MYERS (FC TEAM A) – Facing the Oakwood striker with a one-on-one situation, Myers showed superb refelxes to get down to host heading for the bhottom right-hand corner, to push it wide with a strong hand

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK NOMINATIONS:

1) GABRIEL JOHN (BOCA JEWNIORS) – “It was a fantastic volleyed winner from 22.35678 yards out by Jamie Weinrich”

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WEEK 24 GAMES:

CYRIL ANEKSTEIN CUP SEMI-FINAL: (number in brackets represents division of team)

NORTH WEST NEASDEN (Prem) P HENDON UNITED A (Prem) P

MATCH POSTPONED – UNPLAYABLE PITCH

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BARRY GOLDSTEIN TROPHY:

GROUP A: (Number in brackets represents division of team)

CAMDEN PARK (1) 4 LONDON ROVERS (3) 2
Camden maintained top spot in the table as they saw off the challenge of the Division Three League champions.

Mike KhalastchiDavid KhalastchiMax Saunders and Rob Hershkorn all scored for Camden, with joint-player-manager Nick Kagan telling jewishnews.co.uk: “Finally off swamp-like council pitches and back on 3g, we tore Rovers apart in the first half with fluid passing football, and added two goals from set-pieces to go in at half-time with a comfortable 3-0 lead.

“This led to sloppiness in the second half as Rovers raised their game and pulled two goals back. It always looked like we had enough though and Rob Hershkorn made the game safe reacting quickly to a parried Jake Saunders shot. A good day for us despite a little scare and hopefully now 1 foot in the quarter finals.

“Credit to Rovers, and especially their keeper who was probably man of the match for making a string of good saves.”

Dovi Vogel and Josh Bharier scored in five second half minutes, though it wasn’t enough for the visitors. Manager Jeremy Brown told jewishnews.co.uk: “I think considering how many players we had out today, we did a good job. In the first half we were very poor and conceded from two set pieces and went into half time  3-0 down. We were much better in the second half and unlucky not to come away with a point.”

Current Standings

  P W D L F A Diff Points
Camden Park (1) 2 1 1 0 7 5 2 4
L’Equipe (2) 1 0 1 0 3 3 0 1
NL Raiders C (2) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
London Rovers (3) 1 0 0 1 2 4 -2 0

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GROUP B: (Number in brackets represents division of team)

FC TEAM B (2) 4 LONDON MACCABI LIONS GREEN (3) 2

Team got their campaign off to a winning start as goals from Lorian Madanes, Andy Sheena, Adam Rones and Richard Salmon saw them defeat the Lions.

Team player-manager Mitch Young told jewishnews.co.uk: “I was disappointed with our play in the final third today, our finishing was poor and we were not as clinical or aggressive as we usually are. Saying that we won very comfortably and in the group stages it is just about getting the job done and progressing to the knock outs.”

And speaking about his side being crowned Division Two champions – as a result of FC Team C being beaten by Norstar London Raiders C, he said: “It was also confirmed that we are champions today and I would like to congratulate all my players and everyone involved at the club in delivering our first title in six years.

“We have achieved various promotions but the whole aim of the club restructure at the start of the season was to deliver silverware and I am delighted we have achieved it. My players have been so consistant and it is thoroughly deserved and now we hope to finish off the season by getting to at least one cup final and trying to bring home more silverware for the club. Congratulations must go to our sponsors Guardian Inheritance and to AC Mill Hill and in particular our C Team who are the only team to beat us this season and I am sure if they had a fully fit team week in week out it would have been even closer. I hope now for a FC Team 1,2 finish and good luck to Gordy and the Cs.”

Current Standings

  P W D L F A Diff Points
FC Team B (2) 1 1 0 0 4 2 2 3
Boca (2) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NL Raiders B (1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
London Lions Green (3) 1 0 0 1 2 4 -2 0

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GROUP C: (Number in brackets represents division of team)

SPEC (1) 1 LOS BLANCOS (1) 1
SPEC stay top of the table, despite being held to this draw, Benjy Israel scored for the Blancos boys.

Jamie Lesner scored for SPEC from the penalty spot, with player-manager Ricky Lawrence telling jewishnews.co.uk: “It was a decent game played in the right spirit. A draw was the fair result.

“Credit to the Blancos goalkeeper who made a truly outstanding save which was followed up by a great block by one of their defenders at 1-0 to us. If that had gone in it may have been enough to get the three points.”

Current Standings

  P W D L F A Diff Points
SPEC (1) 2 1 1 0 4 2 2 4
Los Blancos (1) 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
AC Mill Hill (2) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Blizzard Storm (1) 1 0 0 1 1 3 -2 0

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GROUP D: (Number in brackets represents division of team)

TEMPLE FORTUNE (3) P HENDON UNITED B (3) P

MATCH POSTPONED – UNPLAYABLE PITCH

Current Standings

  P W D L F A Diff Points
Hendon United B (3) 1 0 1 0 4 4 0 1
Jewdinese (2) 1 0 1 0 4 4 0 1
Oakwood B (2) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Temple Fortune (3) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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PREMIER DIVISION:

TABLE
FIXTURES & RESULTS

FAITHFOLD A 1 HARMEN 6
Harmen moved clear in fourth spot as they hit Faithfold for six with this emphatic win.

James Gershfield scored a hat-trick for Harmen, Joey Lazare scored twice, with Daniel Green claiming their sixth.

Manager Joel Alterman told jewishnews.co.uk: “This was a game that we dominated from the start, the 3G pitch suited our style and we took the lead very early on. Goal of the game came from Joey Lazare who fired over the keepers head from wide on the right of the pitch – only he will know if it was a shot or cross. The back line were superb throughout and birthday boy Shields was solid between the sticks as per usual. We showed today how much depth we have in our squad, even without seven players we were able to field a strong team and take a convincing win against one of the big names in Jewish football.

Harmen’s Joe Marsh said: “With a depleted squad due to injuries and an early kick-off at White Hart Lane, we had to call on some players who have not featured regularly this season. Josh Brooks on his return from injury could only last 15 minutes and was replaced by Jordan Grant who made his return after a year out and slotted back in effortlessly. We expect to see more of him over the next few weeks. With a hat-trick from James Gershfield and a Joey Lazare double, you’d expect them to be the ones that everyone was talking about but the star of the show undoubtedly was co-chairmen/manager and now star player Joel Alterman who made his long awaited debut for Harmen after two years. He filled in on the left of a midfield five, linking up superbly with Ricky Rinder at left-back and didn’t misplace a pass. His first touch was superb and everyone’s spirits were certainly raised by having him on the pitch with them. We look forward to him becoming a regular in the side.”

Alex Kaye scored for the Greens, with manager Zuriel Solomon telling jewishnews.co.uk: “It  wasn’t a good day at the office, we just didn’t get going with a real makeshift team.”

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OAKWOOD A 2 FC TEAM A 3
Team came away with three valuable points in their bid to escape the drop.

David Joseph Cohen, Yoav Lebens and Eitan Ben Zion scored for the visitors, with manager Ben Gilbey telling jewishnews.co.uk: “Sundays game was a real battle that we came out on top of. Our shape over the last few weeks has been absolutely fantastic, making it so hard for other teams to break us down.

“Credit really goes to the FC Team boys for this, as it is something we have worked on and spoken about repeatedly, now it is coming good. I think that Oakwood A expected an easier game on the weekend but certainly did not get that and frustrations were showing, especially through some really dirty tackles which the Weisz brothers of FC Team were never going to stand for. The referee managed to control the game really well, so credit to him for that.

We have now had two wins on the trott and after a hard couple of months it has been really important. I look at the league now and  see that getting to that mid-table point is not too far away. At the start of the season our aims were to just stay up, now we are pushing for that mid-table spot and firmly believe that it is possible to get there.”

Josh Rose and Jonny Quinn scored for the Os.

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WOODFORD WANDERERSMACCABI LONDON LIONS BLUE P

MATCH POSTPONED – UNPLAYABLE PITCH

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DIVISION ONE:

TABLE
FIXTURES & RESULTS

REDBRIDGE B CONFIRMED CHAMPIONS AFTER RAIDERS LOSS

Redbridge manager Jon Jacobs told jewishnews.co.uk: “I thought that this season would be about consolidation but the boys achievements have surpassed themselves.The boys fully deserve the title success and we aim to finish the season in style.

“My congratulations go to Raiders too who have been our consistent rivals for 2 seasons now , we look forward to locking horns with them for a third season.
“Led brilliantly by Darren Brown , the team are Champions and I couldn’t be prouder.”

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BLIZZARD STORM 3 NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS B 2
Norstar ended their League season with defeat, with Storm’s win boosting their chances of finishing in third spot.

Adam Speck, Mitch Green and Rafi Marom were all on target, with player-manager Simon Linden telling jewishnews.co.uk: “It was a decent win for us, we played some great football in the opening 45 minutes, but allowed them back into the game in the second half.
“We have to show more consistency next season in the league, beating the two top teams, who are going into the Premier Division next season shows we are more than capable of challenging and doing very well next year.
“The cup is now vital for us, we have to overcome two tricky games against Blancos and AC Mill Hill in order to progress, it won’t be easy but I expect my team to deliver.”

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DIVISION TWO:

TABLE
FIXTURES & RESULTS

FC TEAM B CONFIRMED CHAMPIONS AFTER FC TEAM C LOSS

AC MILL HILL P OAKWOOD B P

MATCH POSTPONED – UNPLAYABLE PITCH

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L’EQUIPE 1 JEWDINESE 0
L’Equipe boosted their chances of beating the drop as Andy Smith’s strike proved to be the difference in this closely-fought encounter.

MATCH REPORT

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NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS C 4 FC TEAM C 3
Raiders won a thrilling match as they ended Team’s chances of winning the title – and handed it to FC Team B.

Oli Nathan scored twice for the hosts, with Alex Goodman and Will Ufland also on target.

Adam Stolerman hit a hat-trick for Team.

MATCH REPORT

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DIVISION THREE:

TABLE
FIXTURES & RESULTS

BOCA JEWNIORS 2 FAITHFOLD B 1
Faithfold saw their promotion hopes suffer an almighty dent as goals from Gabe John and Jamie Weinrich saw the Boca boys stun the Greens.

Boca boss Gabriel John told jewishnews.co.uk: “I knew these boys should have done better this season and now the pressure is off they’re playing a bit. I wish it was September again.”

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SHACHARIT DONETSK P REAL SOSOBAD P

MATCH POSTPONED – UNPLAYABLE PITCH

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